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    finally done

    I got the caskets a done that I ws making for Precious Angels. I tried some different finishes and I don't really care for the way they turned out. I did learn some things. I used BLO and clear shellac on the shiney caskets and clear water poly on the others. I learned that for me that I would have to spray the shellac because of brush marks and overlap. The clear poly to me takes too many coats to get a smooth finish. I will try something else in the future or go back to the oil poly. A few pics of what I have done the past 2 months. I know I'm sloooooww.
    Last edited by Rex Bloem; 07-11-2011 at 03:30 AM.

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    I think you did a very nice thing, and a wonderful job...

    Way to go Rex!
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    Great work for a very special cause.
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    Nice work Rex ya done good
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    good job Rex,, and we alllearn from our previous projects what works best for us..and finishing is no exception.. spraying shellac is easy and it cleans up well.. then the top coat can be done much faster spraying than brushing or wiping.
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    Well done Rex. I think you a hero for doing this. My utmost admiration on a job well done.
    cheers

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    Thanks guys. This project tugs at my heart as I have 3 healthy kids and 2 healthy granddaughters. They are full of energy and keep grandma going every other friday. No wonder she has gray hair and I have very little. Oh maybe I did that to her.
    Last edited by Rex Bloem; 07-11-2011 at 03:30 AM.

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    Rex nice , Little tip, when using Shellac it is best to use 50/50 and sand before re-coating. 3 to 4 coats will do then apply the BLO 50/50 3 to 4 coats sanding before re-coating. After the finial coat buff out.
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    I'm confused. 50/50. Shellac and what. Is this for a seal coat? Then the BLO mixed 50/50 with what?

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    Rex

    Thanks for sharing, they look real nice....

    Garry

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